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New Year's Day Bowl Picks: 5 More Games

5 more games on the docket for today.

Outback Bowl - Northwestern and Auburn.  Can't stand Auburn, so I have to go with Northwestern who always plays exciting close games.  NW in a shootout.

Gator Bowl - West Virginia and Florida St.  Bobby Bowden's last game as head coach.  I have to think Florida St. will do whatever it takes to get the win for Coach.  I like Florida St. by 10.

Capital One Bowl - Penn St. and LSU.  I love this game, both are good bowl teams.  LSU may have a lttle more talent, but can they put it together.  It will be a close game and one I'll be watching.  Go with LSU.

Rose Bowl - A grand match up in the Grand Daddy of them all.  Two evenly matched teams.  Oregon rebounded to have a great season after an early loss.  Ohio St. is primed to win the game with some nice talent and a tough D.  Ohio St. with the win.

Bowl record so far: 13-7

Sugar Bowl - Florida and Cincy.  All sorts of news going on at Florida, and Cincy has a new coach.  Bet the house on this one, Florida in a blowout.


New Year's Eve Bowl Picks: 5 Games

A busy day with 5 games to be played today.

Armed Forces Bowl - Houston and Air Force. Normally I would find it hard to go against a Service Academy in The Armed Forces Bowl, but I have to this time. Houston will outscore Air Force.

Sun Bowl - Oklahoma and Stanford. Will The Sooners wake and up and show us the talent they have and take this game? I think so, Stanford has had a surprising team this year in the PAC 10, but Oklahoma will beat them up and win by 10.

Texas Bowl - Navy and Missouri. An even match, I didn't go with Air Force earlier, but I'll take Navy this time in a mild upset.

Insight Bowl - Minnesota and Iowa St. Two 6-6 teams go at it in Tempe. One thing for sure, fans of both teams are happy to be out of Minnesota and Iowa to enjoy some warmer weather in Arizona. I'm an Iowa State grad, so I have to say Go Cyclones! Iowa St by 6.

Chick-Fil-A Bowl - I still call this The Peach Bowl, but whatever. Tennessee and VA. Tech. VA Tech is a better team, and better coached. A close game with VA Tech pulling it out at the end.

 Bowl Record so far:  9-6


The Last Time The Cyclones Played in Phoenix


Iowa State played in The Bowl in 2000, they beat Pitt and over 20,000 Cyclones fans at Bank One Ballpark (Yes, they played in a baseball stadium) went nuts, including me.

Players in the game included Antonio Bryant of Pitt, and Sage Rosenfels was Iowa State's QB.

Iowa State and its legions of fans play tomorrow in what is now called The Insight Bowl against Minnesota.  The Golden Gophers should pose stiff competition for ISU, and I'm expecting a close game.  Both teams are 6-6, but Iowa State being 6-6 is a major accomplishment since I thought they would win all of 2 or 3 games. 

I'm looking forward to tomorrow night.  The game is on The NFL Network.  Happy New Year's!



Amazon's Best Selling Products of 2009 has become the web's leader in sales of everything.  2009 provedAmazon is more than books and cd's.  Amazon now sells heath and personal care products, to go along with their computers, phones and video games.

Here is a list of Amazon's Best selling items of 2009 in their respective categories:

Overall and Electronics: Amazon Kindle


Scrabble Slam Cards.

Video games and hardware

: Wii Fit Plus with Balance Board.

Sports and outdoors:

Razor A Kick Scooter.


"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."


"Going Rogue" by Sarah Palin.


"I Dreamed a Dream" by Susan Boyle.


: Sterling Silver Marcasite & Garnet Glass Heart Pendant.


Casio Men's Waveceptor Atomic Dual-Time Watch.


Sephora Brand Color Play Palette II.

Home and garden:

Keurig My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter.

Clothing and accessories:

The Mountain Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee.

Shoes and handbags ( and

Steve Madden Women's Bonanza Tall Shafted Flat Boot.

Health and personal care

: Omron HJ-112 Digital Pocket Pedometer.

Gourmet food:

Bon Appetit Gift Basket.


In electronics here were the top sellers to go along with the Kindle:

"Up" DVD

ASUS Eee PC 1005HA-PU1X-BK 10.1-Inch Black Netbook

Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007

"Twilight" Video on Demand

Looks like Amazon had a great holiday season.  I know I used them, and received many gifts from Amazon that were ordered online.  Congrats to Amazon and let's hope they release some actual sales figures at some point.


Wednesday's Bowl Picks: Humanitarian and Holiday

2 games on tap for Wednesday. The Humanitarian Bowl in Boise features Bowling Green and Idaho. Should be a lot of scoring, I say take Bowling Green and the over.

The Holiday Bowl is usually a close game. Might be that way again this year with Nebraska and Arizona. Nebraska almost knocked off Texas in the Big XII title game. Arizona really came on late in the year. Tough call here, let's say Nebraska by a field goal.

Bowl record so far: 8-5